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The Boy Scouts of America requires all direct contact leaders to complete Youth Protection Training every two years. All direct contact leaders’ youth protection training records must be current at the time of recharter, or the volunteer cannot be registered.

There have been challenges experienced by volunteers working on completing this training course. Please see the Youth Protection Training December 2010 update below for details on methods of training and the definition of a direct contact leader.

You do not have to be a registered member or have a member ID to take Youth Protection training-parents and guardians are encouraged to take the course to better understand youth protection policies.

Upon completion of the online course, you must print a certificate of completion to submit with a volunteer application or submit the completion certificate to the unit leader for processing at the local council. For in-person training, the Youth Protection trainer will issue a training completion card.  Important-all in person training MUST be reported to council in order to log the training into Scoutnet.

Contact your district executive or the Council Service Center attention Mary Ellen Galinski if you have any questions or concerns.

Cub Scout and Boy Scout Youth Protection Online
Offered at the National online training center:    


or contact your district training chair to have YPT delivered in person.

Taking Youth Protection Through My Scouting   http://www.wpcbsa.org/Download/YouthProtectTrngMyScouting.pdf

Cub Scout/Boy Scout Leader Youth Protection Training Facilitator Guide (accompanies DVD)

Venture Leader Youth Protection
Venturing Leader Youth Protection Training  

Personal Safety Awareness Guide    


Youth Protection FAQ’s


Guide to Safe Scouting   http://scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/HealthandSafety/gss.aspx

How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide (Cub Scout)   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/ypt/pdf/100-014.pdf

How to Protect Your Children From Child Abuse: A Parent's Guide (Boy Scout)   http://www.scouting.org/filestore/ypt/pdf/100-015.pdf

It Happened to Me Facilitators Guide         

A Time to Tell Troop Meeting Guide            

Camp Leadership Youth Protection                http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/623-127.pdf

*All publications and DVD’s are available in Spanish

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